Subject RE: dreamspark and agreements
From "Andrew Cormack" <Andrew.Cormack@xxxxxx>
Date Wed, 30 Sep 2009 09:26:11 +0100

They did ask us to adjust one part of our federation agreement before
they would sign it: although it would have been nice to bind the *whole*
of Microsoft to EU privacy legislation they didn't seem to think they
could persuade people at their end...

So now it just binds them when they are acting as a federation member.
In fact, being able to quote "Microsoft were happy to sign it" has been
useful in persuading some other non-EU organisations that the membership
process isn't as scary as it might appear.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Diego R. Lopez [mailto:diego.lopez@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: 29 September 2009 23:17
> To: refeds@xxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [refeds] dreamspark and agreements
> Hi Noemi,
> On 29 Sep 2009, at 16:18, Noemi Rodriguez wrote:
> > Here in Brazil, RNP (the Brazilian NREN) is running a pilot
> > federation called CAFe. We are naturally interested in integrating
> > into Dreamspark, and have been interacting with them for some weeks.
> > However, federations don't show up in Dreamspark's WAYF, it points
> > directly to final institutions. We were wondering what kind of
> > procedure other federations have set up with Microsoft (to provide
> > metadada through the federation) and what kind of agreements are
> > being signed, if any, with these federations? (Microsoft has shown
> > us a draft contract which would be signed between MS and
> > universities) Could anyone could provide some info on that?
> In what relates to metadata, we have a contact in MS Spain whom we
> informed about our metadata distribution point. As far
> as I can tell, they access it an appropriately update their systems.
> We have no idea how this is done, but it has smoothly
> worked, in despite of some initial hiccups.
> In what relates to agreements, the SIR ones are pretty much
> straightforward and the MS Spain representatives
> accepted our conditions of use
> (
> ) soon after
> we connected DreamSpark to SIR.
> Be goode,
> --
> "Esta vez no fallaremos, Doctor Infierno"
> Dr Diego R. Lopez
> - RedIRIS
> The Spanish NREN
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